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The Lincoln County Highway Department is responsible for in excess of 480 miles of road—310 miles of gravel road, and 170 miles of paved road. The Highway Department is also responsible for 96 bridges and 28 slab/low water crossings, 4000+culverts and 2337 signs throughout Lincoln County. Routine and preventative maintenance includes applying gravel to rural roads, asphalt and concrete patching and sealing, roadside ditching, vegetation control, and bridge maintenance and repair. Traffic services provided include street name signing, regulatory signing, and snow and ice control. The Highway Department is responsible for initiating, monitoring, and completing capital improvement projects related to Lincoln County’s transportation network.

County Streets/Roads

County roads are any public road located outside the jurisdiction of the various cities in the County and that are not part of the state system.

Private Streets/Roads

Private roads are owned and maintained by the property owner/s on that road.

State Maintained Highways

The state highway system includes any numbered (Hwy 47, Hwy 61 etc.) or lettered route (Hwy C, Hwy H, etc.). The state is also responsible for the traffic signals/signs along these highways and overpasses. You may contact them at 314-275-1500 or 888-ASK-MODOT.

Other Maintained Roads

Roads within the Elsberry Special Road District and within any municipality city limits are maintained by those entities.


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